The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2015 will be organized by Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) and it will be held in Poznań, Poland on September 14-18, 2015.

Aims and scope

Valuable and rapidly increasing volumes of data are created or transformed into digital form by all fields of scientific, educational, cultural, governmental and industry activities. For this purpose the digital libraries community has developed long-term and interdisciplinary research agendas, providing significant results, such as development of Digital Libraries, solving practical problems, accomodating research data and satisfying the needs of specific user communities.
The advent of the technologies that enhance the exchange of information with rich semantics is of particular interest in the community. Information providers inter-link their metadata with user contributed data and offer new services outlooking to the development of a web of data and addressing the interoperability and long-term preservation challenges.
TPDL 2015 under the general theme “Connecting Digital Collections”, invites submissions for scientific and research work in the following categories: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations, Workshops and Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity in a triple peer review process. The TPDL 2015 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (
Industry submissions are especially welcome, and a dedicated conference track is planned for them if many quality submissions are received.
General areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following topics,
*Connecting digital libraries:*
– exploring semantic web and linked data
– data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
– multilingual information retrieval
– metadata aggregation models
– interoperability and information integration
– ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
– applications of digital libraries
*Practice of digital libraries:*
– quality assurance in digital libraries
– scalability and high availability of digital libraries
– infrastructures supporting content processing
– user studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and applications
– large scale digital preservation infrastructures for cultural heritage
– digital curation
– multimedia information management and retrieval
– user interfaces and user experience
*Digital libraries in science*:
– digital humanities
– scholarly primitives
– research data and virtual organizations
– visualisation in digital libraries
– digital libraries as source of big data for humanities
*Users, communities, personal data*
– social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interfaces in digital libraries
– social-technical perspectives of digital information
– user mobility and context awareness in information access
– personal information management and personal digital libraries
– long term preservation in personal digital libraries
– community-driven digital libraries
*Special track*: Digital Libraries in the industry
Important Dates
– Full and Short papers, Posters and Demonstrations: March 20, 2015
– Panels, Workshops, Tutorials: February 28, 2015
– Notification of acceptance for Papers, Posters, and Demonstrations: May 22, 2015
– Notification of acceptance for Panels, Workshops and Tutorials: April 13, 2015
– Camera Ready Versions: June 12, 2015
– Doctoral Consortium Papers Submission Deadline: June 1, 2015
– Doctoral Consortium Acceptance Notification: June 22, 2015
– End of Early Registration: July 15, 2015
– Conference Dates: September 14-18, 2015
Formatting Instructions
Full papers (12 pages), short-papers (6 pages), posters and demonstrations (4 pages) must be written in English and submitted in PDF format. The TPDL 2015 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science ( Therefore all submissions should conform to the formatting instructions described in the “For Authors” webpage ( For Doctoral Consortium, papers are expected to have a maximum of 8-10
pages, including references. Papers is recommended to be formatted according to Springer LNCS guidelines. In case your paper includes images or screenshots please ensure that you set image compression at 600dpi when you produce your PDF file.
All papers, short-papers, posters and demonstrations must be submitted in electronic format (PDF) via the conference’s EasyChair submission page (TBA). According to the Registration Regulation for TPDL 2015, inclusion of papers in the Proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.
General Chairs:
Cezary Mazurek, PSNC, Poland
Marcin Werla, PSNC, Poland
Program Chair:
Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University, Greece
Organizing Chair:
Damian Niemir, PSNC, Poland

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